Hen Dy

Hen Dy sleeps six people and is the upper part of Llannerch y Cawr Longhouse, a Grade II* listed building which dates back to the 16th Century. The property was restored in 1999 retaining many of the traditional features and is now utilised as two self catered semi detached properties, the Upper – Hen Dy and Lower – Y Beudy.

Llannerch y Cawr longhouse is situated close to the Dôl y Mynach Reservoir in the Claerwen Valley and has easy access to the main Claerwen Valley road. The property is just 7 miles outside the town of Rhayader, approximately 4.5 miles from the Elan Valley Visitor Centre and 6 miles from Penbont Tearooms.

Hen Dy would historically have been the people end of the Longhouse and as such boasts a traditional inglenook open fireplace, authentic flagstone flooring, wide open fireplace, beamed ceilings, stone (uneven) twisting staircase* and even bats in the roof space!

*Due to the unlevel flooring and twisting staircase this property is not advisable for the infirm or young children.  

During July and August, the bats can be very disruptive, with scratching noises and lots of too-ing and fro-ing. 

The property is off-grid and is operated by generator power. There is no phone signal or wifi at the property so you really can get away from it all.


  • Sleeps: 4-6
  • Bedrooms: 1 Double, 1 twin, 1 Double Sofa Bed
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Other Rooms: Kitchen, large open-plan living/dining room
  • Child-friendly: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes


  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Washing Machine
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • TV & Freeview Channels
  • DVD
  • Open Fire
    Heating included
  • Off-grid electricity (generator)
  • Linen & Towels provided
  • Picnic Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Travel Cot & High Chair
  • Payphone


For details and enquiries regarding short breaks please contact the Estates Office 01597 810449. Thank you.

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To book simply use the month picker above the calendar to navigate to the month you wish to book. This property is let Friday to Friday so the bold numbers identify when reservations can commence. Short Breaks are permitted from Friday to Monday and Monday to Friday and are available to book online. If you have any trouble booking please call us on 01597 810449 or email: info@elanvalleytrust.org

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